Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rain City Rock Camp!

Hey folks!
Just wanted to give a shout out to the Rain City Rock Camp For Girls! I made their poster and images for their camp materials this year. 

They started their summer camp session this week here in Seattle where they teach young girls from ages 7-18 how to be empowered, female musicians in a week long camp. The girls get to form a band during camp and over the course of the week, they learn about playing instruments, writing music, cooperating with other band members, etc. They even learn self defense and how to communicate better. This is just a taste of what they do! And at the end of the week, they get to put on a show at the famed Crocodile in Seattle like the real rock stars they are! If you are interested in finding out more about the summer camp or the organization itself, check out their website: http://www.raincityrockcamp.org/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Website update!

Quick note that my website has been updated to include a lot of my current work I've been showing on my blog over the past four months. If you get a change check it out!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Illustration Friday: Lonely

This little guy got trapped in a bell jar when he was running through the field. I'd say he feels pretty lonely right about now.

Saturday thumbnails

Hey everyone
Here are some thumbnails for my latest book project! I'll post more final drawings as I make them!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Illustration Friday: Carry

For this week's theme, I thought I would post a mini book that I created to send out as promotion for my illustration work. It all starts off with Tic and Tac (my precocious badgers) carrying some items, so I thought it fit perfectly. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Illustration Friday: Lost

I'm a little late this week with my IF piece, but I'm really quite happy with how it turned out. It's my mole that I've been playing with. It appears that he is looking for a way to get to somewhere very important...or maybe just a way out of his house?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book score!

While on vacation this past week I found some great old children's books. I found a first edition copy of "The Crows of Pearblossom" written by Aldous Huxley and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. It's the only children's book he ever wrote and he wrote it for his niece. It's a good story and the illustrations are fantastic. I purchased it from Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City. Also, I scored big time at one of the antique malls in Seattle when we came back into town- I found a treasure trove of Golden Books for only $1.50 each! Among them I found a first editions of "Manners" illustrated by Richard Scarry, "Country mouse and City Mouse" and oh yes, an original "Tootle" from 1945. Needless to say I'm inspired.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspend

I revisited my badger Twins "Tick" & "Tack" for this weeks theme. They like to play tricks, wether its on each other or just tricks in general. I tried out a couple of different ideas for 'suspend.' I'm on vacation so forgive the low photo quality, I'm without a scanner so it's all up to my iPhone. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Illustration Friday: Refresh

Hey All
Here is my illustration for this week's IF theme. My little tapir needs to freshen up his patch of grass with a nice cool drink!Thanks for looking!